It is entertaining watching the giants of tech duke it out in the coliseum of consumer acceptance. Apple pours another round of Kool-Aid with every new products release. Facebook keeps adding more features and apps to its social network. And Google sells ads by the bazillions for all of its now-integrated platforms. It’s just that Google also wants in to the parties going on at Facebook and Apple.
To their great credit, Facebook and Apple have tried to stay out of each other’s hair. The former is content masquerading a social media leviathan, when its core business is really just like Google’s advertising. And Apple runs a balanced portfolio of hardware, software, retail and digital content sales. But Google has been trying desperately to break into the social media business (Google+, its third attempt, is still a non-starter for me) as well as hardware.
Ever envious over Apple’s utter and…
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